CMSGT Fritz Ervin Dahlke (Retired), 80 of Mountain City, TX passed away on December 1, 2017, after a brave battle with Leukemia. Fritz was born November 10, 1937 to George and Elsie Dahlke in Schwelline, Germany. In 1951, his family immigrated to Omaha in 1957 and also received a Business Degree from Park College. Fritz served his country honorably in the USAF for 28 years and received numerous commendations and awards. He was stationed at various state side and overseas bases. He retired from Bergstrom AFB on August 1, 1985. He then worked as a USAF Civil Servant from 1986-2006 at Randolph AFB.
Fritz met the love of his life Jewel Louise Mollenkopf and were married on June 27, 1959. They celebrated 58 years of marriage this past June. They were blessed with 2 children. Survivors include his wife; Jewel, daughter; Carolyn and husband John Matthews, son; Ron Dahlke, five grandchildren; Heather Miller, Cara Miller, Matthew Miller, Ellary Dahlke, Erich Dahlke and wife Jen. siblings; Charlotte Jensen, Irene Wilson, Eddie Dahlke of Omaha and many numerous nieces and nephews.
Fritz was a proud American and flew his flag daily. He served graciously at Bethany Lutheran Church. He loved his family, dancing, traveling and gardening. He will be forever missed.
Special thanks to Dr. Wright, the nurses and staff at Texas Oncology. Also, the nurses and staff at St. David’s Cancer Care Center.
Funeral services are entrusted to Harrell Funeral Home of Kyle, 1715 Kirby, Kyle, Texas. A visitation is scheduled for December 6, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. A funeral service will be held on December 7, 2017, at Bethany Lutheran Church at 11:00 am, located at 3701 W. Slaughter Ln, Austin, TX. Interment will immediately follow to Onion Creek Memorial Park, 11610 Chapel Lane, Austin, TX.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made to Bethany Lutheran Church. Please visit the online guest book, and leave a condolence to the Dahlke family at www.harrellfuneralhomes.com